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that no one wanted to hear. today the body of a missing teenager was found in south lake tahoe. she had attended a new years eve concert at a community college in south lake tahoe. she was stay agent the horizon casino in nevada. this morning a utility worker spotted her body off the pioneer trail just a half mile from the concert site. we have live team coverage this afternoon. mike is there but we begin with eric in south lake tahoe. >> investigators are just now clearing the scene here. they say it was a water utility crew that first spotted the body of alissa around 8:30 this morning in a very high profile truck. she was found in a snow bank back here about 4 feet high out of the view of most passing cars but how she got here is still a mystery. >> after three days of desperate searching by family, friends and authorities around south lake tahoe investigators delivered the sad news this morning. >> it's be deep regret we announce we have recovered the body. >> they found the 19 year old in a snow bank along pioneer trail no more than half a mile from the snow globe music festival wh
in tahoe. >> family and friends are searching for her. she disappear fed south lake tahoe on new year's eve. she is from petaluma and last seen at lake tahoe community clj in south lake tahoe. john alston is live where he spoke to her worried family. john? >> reporter: and carolyn, some of alyssa burns' friends are on their way to pass out fliers and her father has been there all day working with police who are tracing her movements over the past few days. >> i just want her home. her father and i just want her home. >> reporter: the new year has done nothing but stress and worry. she hasn't been seen or heard from since midnight on new year's eve. she was in south lake tahoe for snow globe, a three-day music festival that attracts thousands of partiers. a friend says she suddenly and quietly disappeared from the group at 11:30 on monday night. >> but that new year's eve she didn't say a word. she basically left and she called me and i called her back and she was on the bus back to the hotel. >> reporter: by phone she said she was going back to the horizon where the friends were staying. he
no one wanted to hear. the body of 19-year-old alyssa byrne was found in south lake tahoe just a few miles away from the concert venue where her friends last saw her. allie rasmus is live in the newsroom now. so alley, do they suspect foul play? >> reporter: no, investigators say they do not. but they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened to the teen. 19-year-old alyssa byrne disappeared while attending the snow globe musical festival on new year's eve in south lake tahoe. she left her friends around midnight to walk back to the hotel where they were staying. within hours, investigators and search-and-rescue crews combed the area looking for any sign of her. then at 8:30, utility workers made a grim discovery in the snow. a body found ten feet away from the road. >> the body could not be seen by people walking or driving by because of the elevated snow berms. >> it was a utility work that was able to observe the body. >> reporter: investigators say her body did no -- had no visible signs of trauma. she was dressed in the clothing the night she disappeared. investigator
the body of alyssa byrne. he is deceased. >> investigators in the south lake tahoe area announce a tragic ending to the search for missing 19-year-old alyssa byrne of petaluma coming in the last 30 minutes at a news conference in nevada. >> her body was discovered this morning not far from the music festival she attended at lake tahoe community college. she told friends she was headed back to the horizon casino in nevada. we have coverage on the sad story. we begin with katie marzullo in the newsroom. katie? >> the undersheriff walked to the podium and quickly and calmly revealed the heartbreaking news at 8:30 a utility worker found the body about 10 feet from the road over a snowbank. >> we just if the last few moments confirmed identity of alyssa byrne. i have notified her father. the investigation continues at this time. we still do not suspect any foul play. any inquiries as to causef o death will be at a later time by the county sheriff. >> you heard him say they do not suspect foul play and he says her body has no outward sign of trauma, that she was wearing the clothes she was last
missing. the community coming together. in south lake tahoe where she went missing new clues. the story is ahead in a live report. >> good morning, live from the abc7 traffic center, you can see light conditions at the bay bridge toll plaza with no metering lights on and no delays on the upper deck headed into san francisco. we will update the early bart delay and an ace train delay from stockton because of freight train traffic otherwise we have a light short work week and short traffic conditions. >> live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning. 6:29. opening bell is about to ring on wall street to start the trading day. this is a live picture from the new york stock exchange. the labor department released the december jobs report last hour with the unemployment rate up slightly for december. however, jobs were also created. analysts say companies continue to hire although the white house and congress were battling over the fiscal cliff last in. stay with abc7 morning news because at 6:45 we will check with bloomberg and see how investors are seeing this as po
. the community coming together. in south lake tahoe where she went missing new clues. the story is ahead in a live report. >> good morning, live from the abc7 traffic center, you can see light conditions at the bay bridge toll plaza with no metering lights on and no delays on the upper deck headed into san francisco. we will update the early bart delay and an ace train delay from stockton because of freight train traffic otherwise we have a light short work week and short traffic conditions. >> live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning. 6:29. opening bell is about to ring on wall street to start the trading day. this is a live picture from the new york stock exchange. the labor department released the december jobs report last hour with the unemployment rate up slightly for december. however, jobs were also created. analysts say companies continue to hire although the white house and congress were battling over the fiscal cliff last in. stay with abc7 morning news because at 6:45 we will check with bloomberg and see how investors are seeing this as positive or
. >>> father is making a plea tonight to help find his missing daughter. she disappeared in south lake tahoe. ktvu's ken pritchett is live near south lake tahoe with the search that is underway. ken? >> we told you about a press briefing where we learned new information. one, a cell phone signal had been detected, one they didn't know about from alyssa byrne's cell phone. sometimes in the hours around when she was last seen. the second information, there was a room to room search conducted of the hotel where the teen was staying with her friends. we know that she was making daily phone contact with her parents. that ended new year's eve night. >> reporter: alyssa byrne was staying with three friends here at the casino hotel. this is the last place she was seen after 2:00 a.m. new year's day. >> my level of hope is she is out there. if you are, just come home. we love you. we miss you. anybody that any information please call the tip line that is established. we want to hear any tip. >> her father made a plea for help as search and rescue crews searched the area for any sign of her. she was h
vanished from a concert in tahoe. >> family and friends are searching for her. she disappear fed south lake tahoe on new year's eve. she is from petaluma and last seen at lake tahoe community clj in south lake tahoe. john alston is live where he spoke to her worried family. john? >> reporter: and carolyn, some of alyssa burns' friends are on their way to pass out fliers and her father has be woh police who are tracing her movements over the past few days. >> i just want her home. her father and i just want her home. >> reporter: the new year has done nothing but stress and worry. she hasn't been seen or heard from since midnight on new year's eve. she was in south lake tahoe for snow globe, a three-day music festival that attracts thousands of partiers. a friend says she suddenly and quietly disappeared from the group at 11:30 on monday night. >> but that new year's eve she didn't say a word. she basically left and she called me and i called her back and she was on the bus back to the hotel. >> reporter: by phone she said she was going back to the horizon where the friends were staying. he
body was found, this morning, at south lake tahoe. live in petaluma for abc7 news. >> very difficult time for the family. thank you very much. we have an abc7 news crew in south lake tahoe gathering the latest information from the investigators and we will bring you the most up-to-date information throughout the date and posting the entire news conference that the sheriff held this morning. we are constantly updating twitter at abc7 news.com. in san francisco, police are looking for a driver who slammed into a power pole while trying to escape leaving 2,500 pg&e customers in the dark at 2:00 this morning. the pole was shattered. the driver took off. all customers now have their power on, repairs to the pole should be done by 8:00 tonight. >> arson investigators are trying to find what led to a fire at a medical marijuana dispensary north of highway 101. it was reported there was smoke at 4:30 a.m. amy, why do investigators say it looks suspicious? >> you can smell gasoline. the oh car is strong it is hard imagine anyone messing with this place. it is covered with surveillance video b
to door-to-door check. 20 friends have driven to south lake tahoe to get out the word. a close friend is headed to tahoe tomorrow and talked and texted with alyssa byrne on new year's eve and thought nothing of the sudden end until the next day to day when i saw the next day, has anyone seen alyssa byrne and i heard no one had seen her i was starting to get worried. >> it is not that unusual for a 19-year-old woman to take off but her mother says that is not the way her daughter operates. >> we are hoping she is indoors at this point. we are waiting to hear. waiting for her to come through the doors. >> the mother says that the days are far better than the nights as she waits to hear a word about her daughter. the family is feeling devastated and is nearly impossible to hold it together. >> certainly understandable, thank you. in south bay, families of children kidnapped or murdered are launching a program to protect other children. now, this is in memory of polly kloss. >> this is right. today would be the 32nd birthday. rather than a party, though, her father is holding a press conf
. alyssa byrne's body was found friday morning. behind a snowbank. along a road in south lake tahoe. police say she may have lost her way in the dark while trying to walk to her hotel from a music festival. and froze to death with temperatures going as low as zero degrees faherenheit. kron 4's alecia reid went to petaluma today. to find out rallying to support byrne's family. >> reporter: the money in this box is for alyssa byrne's funeral expenses and will go straight to her family. >> we're just honored to be involved in it to help in any way we can to offset the grief they're going through. >> it's affected everybody, those that know her and those that didn't know her. your heart can't help but melt when you look at her mother. >> reporter: a lot of people that walked into 'beyond the glory' to leave a donation did not know alyssa, but they rolled in one after the other >> it's a tragedy. it's aweful. it's a terrible loss to her family and friends. >> my best friend's daughter who i'm very close to was close to her and she was the last person that saw her. orter: abigail balf is also a f
south lake tahoe. take vo ---esta noche en petaluma, cientos de personas se congregaron en la preparatoria "casa grande" para recordar a la joven, horas despues de recibir la noticia de su muerte. take 2 box ---mayra tostado nos tiene todos los detalles... adelante mayra. 0:01 0:07 0:17 1:34 1:47 take pkg fue una maÑana de abrazos y de lagrimas para la familia de una adolescente de petaluma que desaparecio el primero de enero en south lake tahoe luego de asistir a un festival de musica.. paul howell - vocero, oficina del alguacil, cdo. douglas "we have recovered the body of alyssa byrne.. she is deceased" hoy, las autoridades confirmaron que alyssa byrne, de 19 aÑos de edad, fue encontrada muerta. el cadaver de la joven fue descubierto alrededor de las 8 y media de la maÑana en un banco de nieve, a unos diez piez de una carretera.. segn la policia, un trabajador del municipio que viajaba en un camion fue quien encontr el cuerpo. "the investigation continues, at this time we still don't suspect any foul play" este vocero dice que la investigacion continua y que hasta el mome
on the campus of the south lake tahoe community college. south of here. the friends that she was with that night say she left that event early on new year's eve night to return to the hotel. those friends say she was spotted there by -- or was spotted that hotel by a reliable source after midnight on -- in the morning of january 1. and there has been no sign of her sense. the search was expanded today and they were looking in snow banks around the casino and areas around the music event in south lake tahoe. last cell phone activity was that music festival. but it appears they have discovered an additional signal. >> we are still analyzing that data and we don't yet know if it is a phone call or a text. takes a little bit to determine that. and we still don't know the exact location of its use. >> reporter: there were two tweets left on her account on december 31. the final one was at 3:49 p.m. where she is in this tweet, says she just lost all trust in the person she trusted most. an earlier tweet that day said after tonight you will never be a part of my life, a new year, you will never be a pa
over the death of local teenager. her body found this morning in a south lake tahoe snow bank. investigators do not suspect foul play. >> good evening. it appears that a wrong turn in the dark and cold may explain how miss burn died after new years eve concert at lake tahoe. she had left a music festival at lake tahoe community college on foot and was presumably headed for her hotel ramp at the horizon resort about 5 miles away. but her body was found at at a spot in the opposite direction. abc 7 news reporter is in lake tahoe tonight and picks up the story from there. >>reporter: the search for 19-year-old me lace burn came to saddened early this morning. 2 utility workers from south lake tahoe found a body along pioneer trail. >> investigators on this case responded to the scene and we just in the last few moments confirmed identity of alyssa. i have notified her father. >>reporter: authorities in nevada had been key part of the search because she was headed toward the horizon hotel in lake tahoe, nevada but her body was found about half mile away from the snow globe
-old alyssa byrne disappeared during a new year's eve celebration with friends in soul -- south lake tahoe. her body was fund yesterday morning. reporter: good evening. alyssa's father, kevin byrne, is still trying to deal with the loss of his little girl, and today a fundraiser in her honor to help other families that may be dealing with the pain of a missing child. >> she was one of the most energetic people i've ever known in my entire life. >> kevin and greg byrne are struggling to come to terms with their loss. >> alyssa touched the hearts of so many people. reporter: alyssa byrne went to the snow globe music festival on south lake tahoe on monday night and had not been seen since. yesterday the disturbing news no one was prepared to hear. a utility worker found the body of alisa byrne ten feet from the road. police believe she may have chosen to walk. >> she will be missed by us every day, every day. reporter: all reflections on alyssa turned to her free spirit and strong will. both reflected at an early age. >> she was a great baseball player. >> at 12, assist la was -- alyssa was t
this morning to remember the.human mateen whose body was found in the snow? south lake tahoe last week. >> familiar my friends of alyssa byrnes came to the memorial service at the high school. many of them wore her favorite color, pink. they shared their memories of the 19-year-old. >> she was a happy person. she wouldn't like to us be sad right now. she would want us to be partying, like being crazy. that's the kind of person she was. >> ama: ahis sill sa will be laid to rest privately. toxicology results to determine a cause of death will take up to six weeks. >> car wash fundraisers in san jose are hing a family who lost three members in an apartment building fire. the december 29th fire killed two people and their four-year-old granddaughter. investigators are working on what caused the blaze which forced 56 residents from the apartments. proceeds from car washes today and tomorrow will help pay funeral costs. >>> ahead, another landing scare today at a bay area airport. coming up, problems, nerves are shaken when a small aircraft makes a belly landing. >>> after years of denials.
cold. i think fog will be a factor in the valley. >>> bad luck for south lake tahoe casinos. the mess they are cleaning up this morning. what the cold weather had to do with it. >>> armed men storm a home depot store. what they got away with. >>> southbound 680 sunol grade traffic off to a good start. >>> good morning. it's clear out. temperatures 20s and 30s and 40s. we'll end up with temperatures 50 to near 60. >>> the cold weather caused a mess at some south lake tahoe casinos. the record low temperatures caused pipes and sprinkler heads to burst at four casinos. harrahs was the hardest hit. firefighters have since reinstalled all of the casinos. >>> house of representatives approved a $50 billion measure to help victims of super storm sandy despite opposition from some republicans. conservative republicans wanted to offset the cost of aid with spending cuts. others say it's important to pass the bill as is in order to avoid further delays. the measure goes to the senate where it's expected to pass early next week opinion >>> an officer was shot and killed while responding to a bur
's body was found in the snow in south lake tahoe. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. hundreds of friends and relatives shared their grief and affection for alyssa including her brother who gave his heart felt thanks for everyone's efforts to find her. abc7 news reporter john alston is live at casa grande high school in petaluma. john some. >> carolyn, the candles continue to burn at the school and people are still stoping by to pay their reports. earlier this whole area was packed, and what made this vigil so powerful and poignant were all of the people and the near complete silence. for more than an hour, the crowd of a hundred stood there and barely said a word. toward the end alyssa burn's brother got up to thank everyone. >> all we need to focus on is moving forward and just healing, but we need to focus on the healing. from the bottom of my heart and the bo the tom of my family's heart i want to say thank you. >> thank you. >> they came to casa grande high school where she graduated in 2011, gathering next to the field where she played lacrosse with so many of her friends
a loved one today. the missing teenaged girl was found dead in south lake tahoe and tonight the tight-knit petaluma community is what it knows best, support each other. hundreds of people gathered at the high school, the alma mater of alyssa byrne. she was found in the snow this morning, almost four days after she went missing. we have several reports tonight. we begin in petaluma with nbc bay area's kimberly tere. >> reporter: good evening. hundreds of people came 0 out to pay their respects to alyssa byrne. many left behind candles and notes and flowers and told us how devastating this loss is to the community. >> she was always smiling and laughing. she was the kind of person who lived her own life. it breaks my heart to see her gone. >> she's an amazing person. >> reporter: those who knew 19-year-old alyssa byrne, and even some who did not, gathered at her alma mater to honor her. the teenager who graduated in 2011 disappeared in south lake tahoe where she was with some friends for new year's. her body was found this morning. >> it was hard to hear because it was not something i e
-- criticizing police in south lake tahoe. they are criticizing police because police are just now starting to look for her. tara moriarty has more. >> reporter: alyssa burn's friend reported her missing to south lake tahoe police and they started sending out pictures of her. they gave the case to the sheriff's office in nevada which was actually across the state line. it took lake tahoe police reportedly more than a day and a half to notify nevada. we called them this morning and we are waiting to hear what they have to say about it. meantime, alyssa burns has not been seen since shortly before midnight according to friends who were with her. she was in town for a three day music festival which attracts thousands. she disappeared around 11:30 and told her friends she was taking a shuttle back to the resort. she was spotted by guests in the lobby around midnight. she worked as a hostess here in petaluma and was studying to be a paramedic firefighter at the campus. again she is described as 5- foot 3, long hair died black and a fair complexion. we'll see where all of this stands right now wi
in south lake tahoe on new year's eve. and now we are like in petaluma. >> the possibility new information will be from the nevada sheriff when they hold a news conference at 8:00 this morning. the search is going on in two locations. the one here in petaluma where places like beyond the glory sports bar have fundraisers for the search effort and in south lake tahoe where the 19-year-old alyssa byrne disappeared on new year's morning. here is her father. >> my hope she is out there and if you are, alyssa byrne, just come home. >> that is a picture of the 19-year-old alyssa byrne. she went to lake tahoe for a concert, the snowglobe concert new year's eve. before midnight she was using her phone. they have been assured that. and after midnight, three minutes after, she used her phone again. it could have been a phone call or a tweet but she was at the horizon hotel when she made it back after the concert. then she disappeared. now, a look at new information, in tweets from an confident hers, one says "after tonight you will never be part of my life." another says "just lost all my trust in t
their condolences on our face book page. you can join on facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> a crew is in south lake tahoe now where the investigation is focused. he'll bring us a live report coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> moving on, a brief court appearance for 26-year-old luis hernandez, the man accused of committing san jose's final murder of 2012 police say he shot and killed 36-year-old christopher soriano. reports say hernandez was told by supervisors to detain soriano believing he may be linked to car burglaries at that complex. police say vigilante acts are not justify ootd man arrested for crashing into a car, killing two people and injuring another made a court appearance today. david morales faces two counts of murder. abc 7 news is in court and here to tell us more about the injured young man and the family's plea to allow the family to travel to see him. >> that is right. the family contacted thus morning to ask for help in bringing his father to san francisco. he lives in gaud malla and has not been able to obtain a seriesa. the d.a.told abc 7 news that they're willing to help. >>1v thi
suspects have been arrested. >> the father of a petaluma girl found dead in south lake tahoe he now understands the pain that families go through. she was found dead yesterday. her family hosted a fund-raiser to bring support for families forced to deal with missing and exploited children. nick smith was there. >> melissa touched the hearts of so many people. >> evidence of that can be seen here at beyond the glory in petaluma. they will donate 10% of sales to missing and exploited children inspired by the loss of one of their own. >> she was -- most energetic people i've ever known in my entire life. >> she went to the music festival on monday night and hadn't been seen since. that prompted family and friends to lead a search. then yesterday the disturbing news no one was prepared to hear. they found her body covered in snow about ten feet from the road. police believe she may have been tried to walk back to her hotel. all turned to her free spirited and free will both evidence at an early age. she was the only girl in petaluma that was playing little league partly due to her skill
she left a new years eve music festival at south lake tahoe. the community remembered alyssa and honored her with a pledge. to never leave an unfamiliar place without a using the buddy system. >> i hate the fact that they're learning something out of this tragedy, i wish we could have taught it to them before this but we want them to walk away from this learning they are there for each other. >> officials say byrne tried walking in sub zero temperatures back to her hotel after the music festival. about two miles away. the results of an autopsy found no signs of trauma or foul play on her body. >> new tonight at eleven. police in san francisco have arrested a rape suspect on telegraph hill. this after the suspect was surrounded by police and an s-f-p-d helicopter about an hour after the incident occurred. the victim has been rushed to the hospital with unknown injuries. we'll continue to bring you the latest on kron4's morning newscast. >> police in santa cruz are on the look out for a suspect that they say grabbed a twelve-year-old girl on the buttcocks. the girl was walking
petaluma, quien fue localizada sin vida el viernes pasado en south lake tahoe pudo haberse desorientado cuando se fue del festival musical "snow globe" al cual habia asistido. --la joven se habria retirado para irse a su hotel cuando se confundio, camino a un rumbo equivocado y termino en un banco de nieve donde perecio. --un servicio funebre se llevara a cabo el sabado a las 10 de la maÑana en la preparatoria "casa grande" de petaluma. top map blanca ---2 personas abrdo de una pequeÑa avioneta resultaron ilesos cuando la aeronave se deslizo fuera de la pista de despegue esta maÑana en el aeropuerto de san carlos, en la peninsula. take vo ---la nave, registrada a un propietario de arizona, termino con la punta sumergida en un charco junto a la pista pero aun no se revela el tipo de daÑos que sufrio. ---las causas del percance continuan bajo investigacion. blanca ---autoridades federales han comenzado a excavar en un nuevo sitio en linden, en el condado de san joaquin... take vo ....que podria ser otra fosa comun no muy lejos de donde se encontraron los restos de 4 personas el aÑo p
aÑos residente de petaluma que perecio mientras visitaba el area de south lake tahoe para un festival de musica. ---a los asistente del evento, se les ha pedido vestir de rosa. ---la ceremonia se realizara a las 10 de la maÑana en el gimnasio de la preparatoria "casa grande" de petaluma donde estudio la adolescente. topvo blanca ---hoy se dictamino la condena carcelaria de 27 anos a ari abdallah morales, de 19 anos de edad y residente de san pablo, quien ya habia sido declarado culpable de haber participado en una violacion en grupo a una estudiante de 16 anos de edad, durante un baile de gala para la preparatoria richmond en 2009... ---segun la policia, morales y otro co- acusado, violaron a la victima con otros objetos y fueron testigos cuando la menor fue golpeada y violada por otros seis sospechosos... blanca ---en el vecindario de la mision, los residentes estan hartos de tanta violencia sexual contra las mujeres. take vo ---es por eso que esta tarde, un grupo de personas se congregaron en la estacion del bart en la esquina de las calles 16 y la mision para exigir a las autorida
of petaluma was last seen in south lake tahoe - she was there for a new years music festival. good evening, i'm catherine heenan. tonight - grant lodes is standing by with more on the search. but first, justine waldman sat down with alyssa's mother today - justine? >> reporter: alyssa's mother does not think she ranaway, or that someone would want to hurt her daughter. all she wants to think about is getting her daughter back home as soon as possible. >> there is no other option she is coming home >> reporter: for the mother of missing teenager alyssa byrne. every moment without her daughter brings tears. kim byrne is trying to stay strong during the most difficult time of her life. for new years eve, alyssa went to south lake tahoe for the snowglobe music festival with a group of friends. a rave concert. her parents didn't really want her to attend. >> not crazy about her going, at 19 you have to trust your kids you can't hold them back >> reporter: for some reason, alyssa left her friends and went back to their hotel. then vanished. >> surviellnce shows her in the hotel lobby. ge
de edad, fue vista por ultima vez en "south lake tahoe", donde asisti a un concierto con un grupo de amigos. ---la policia dice que la joven se subi a un autobus sin sus amigos para regresar al hotel pero nunca lleg. ---si usted tiene informacion sobre su paradero, contacte a la policia. blanca -- un nuevo sistema de vigilancia del transporte publico de san francisco "muni" ... esta causando controversia., pero mientras algunos se sienten mas seguros con esto... otros dicen que invade su privacidad. -- gabriela dellan en vivo nos amplia. gaby --la proxima vez que entre al muni.. quiza quiera pensar dos veces lo que va a decir o hacer.. porque no solo lo estaran vigilando sino tambien escuchandolo .. 0:25 pkg --- asi como los populares "reality shows"...las camaras y microfonos del muni de san francisco .. siguen de cerca sus movimientos y sus conversaciones. -- pero para la sorpresa de muchos esto no es nuevo.. estos equipos han estado instalados en los trenes y autobuses por mas de 12 aÑos.. --- ahora gracias a una ayuda del departamento de seguridad nacional.. para ser mas preciso
hotel room about five miles away. now, the story from south lake tahoe. >> her body nound a snow brim just like this, just off of pioneer trail on this side of the birm. it was spot bid two utility workers driving in a high profile vehicle, only spotting the body because of the high perspective. they(ç81ñ were able to see overe brim. the search for 19-year-old alisa by. rne came to a sad end this morning. two workers found a body. >> investigators in this case responded to the scene, and just confirmed identify ti after lisa. i've notified her father. >> authorities had been a key part of the search because she was headed towards horizon hotel in lake tahoe, nevada but the body found a half mile away from the snow globe concert she'd been attending which is in south lake tahoe, california. investigators say she may have been disoriented during her walk. >> if shem5j.a was heading to te horizon, she was going the wrong direction. >> her body was found on the other side of a snow birm. investigators say she was fully clothed and there were no signs of foul play, nothing to lead them t
in petaluma. the teenager's body was found in the snow in south lake tahoe. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. hundreds of friends and relatives shared their grief and affection for alyssa including her brother who gave his heart felt thanks for everyone's efforts to find her. abc7 news reporter john alston is live at casa grande high school in petaluma. john some. >> carolyn, the candles continue to burn at the school and people are still stoping by to pay their reports. earlier this whole area was packed, and what made this vigil so powerful and poignant were all of the people and the near complete silence. for more than an hour, the crowd of a hundred stood there and barely said a word. toward the end alyssa burn's brother got up to thank everyone. >> all we need to focus on is moving forward and just healing, but we need to focus on the healing. from the bottom of my heart and the bo the tom of my family's heart i want to say thank you. >> thank you. >> they came to casa grande high school where she graduated in 2011, gathering next to the field where she played lacrosse with so m
are searching for a missing teen who disappeared in south lake tahoe on new year's eve. the 19-year-old alyssa byrne was seen living -- leaving a music festival on way back to the motel. they got to the room an hour later her friends say alyssa byrne was not there. they tried to call and text and could not reach her. her mother says she has never runaway and not aware of any trouble in her life. >> a facebook page has been set up and facebook say the police are looking at the surveillance video and they traced the last cell phone to the area where the concert was. >> and a 21-year-old will appear if court and the death penalty could be sought or life without few role along with two other suspects in the death of a millionaire entrepreneur. a fourth suspect is charged as accessory. they are accused home invasion robbery and murder of an entrepreneur millionaire at his home in november. his wife was assaulted, as well. >> if less than half an hour, the chp will accept job applications for the first time in three years. you have to apply online. officials say the ideal candidate is a u.s. citizen
in south lake tahoe. she attended the concert with some friends and was staying at the horizon casino resort. investigators say at about 11:30 on new year's eve, she took a shuttle back to the hotel without her friends and that was the last time anybody saw her. burn's family is pleading for her safe return. >> please come home. we love you and miss you and there is no repercussion of anything. we just want you home. >> south lake tahoe police are looking over surveillance video. but so far they've had no real solid leads as to where alyssa could be. you're asked to call the douglas county sheriff's department if you have any information to help find alyssa burn. >>> we have a follow-up on a story we first brought you over the weekend. san francisco police hope new video will help them catch a man who attacked a woman and threw her dog into the street. the attack happened on december 28th near the corner of leavenworth street and golden gate avenue. the suspect approached a woman, adamed money, and grabbed her small dog and threw it into the oncoming traffic. the dog had to be put dow
-old elisa burn. she was at the snow globe music festival in south lake tahoe. she attended that concert with some friends, and was staying at the horizon casino resort. police say around 11:30 on new year's eve, she took a shuttle back to the hotel without her friends. that was the last time they saw her. the family is tonight pleading for her safe return. >> please come home. we love you. we miss you. and there is no repercussion of anything. we just want you home. >> south lake tahoe police are looking at surveillance video from the casino, but say they have no leads as to where elisa might be. >>> too much to handle. a peninsula city is pleading for help and declaring a local emergency. the recent storms flooded parts of east palo alto and even caused the shutdown of 101 near university avenue. this all happened when the creek jumped its banks and flooded homes. take a look at the map. the floods damaged infrastructure in at least a dozen locations. nbc bay area's jean elle joins us in east palo alto with more on the damage and why people are so eager for the repair work to begin. je
. the teenager's body was found this morning at south lake tahoe. police say she may have lost her way in the dark and froze to death with temperatures going as low as zero degrees faherenheit. kron 4's alecia reid we petaluma community to see how residents are coping with the loss. >> as they walked to the door there were a mystery to the donation box. they kept coming and one after another. if >> is a tragedy, it is awful and it is a terrible loss to the community. >> this girl was just starting her beautiful life she was so young. >> reporter: and honor, this revenue 10 percent will go towards the association for the foundation for missing and exploited children. >> reporter: this money is for funeral expenses and will go straight to the family. >> we were scared just knowing that she was out there and we did not know where she was. >> we are honored to be involved in anything that we can do to offset their grief. >> this is her child hood day care friend. she was in the lake tahoe when it happened to her >> i wish just a couple of miles away. it was truly heartbreaking. i cannot ev
in south lake tahoe this week. how the community is coming together in her honor. >>> flu season is here earlier than usual. we'll tell you why health officials say this season is off to a bad start. >> plus, wet weather returns to the bay area. we're on storm watch tonight, with how long this rain is expected to last. . >>> good evening. >> family and friends in petaluma are rallying around the family of a 19-year-old woman who died in frigid conditions at lake tahoe new year's eve. john sasaki is at a pet lumina sports bar, where a fund-raiser is under way to help other families of missing children. john? >> reporter: ken, here at the sports bar, the evening rush is on. and many people coming in are here to honor alyssa burns. it was a day of football at petaluma's beyond the glory sports bar. but guests walking in were greeted by the smiling face of 19-year-old alyssa burn. the petaluma native died in south lake tahoe this week, after leaving a new year's eve music festival. today, the restaurant is doing a fund-raiser in her honor. >> we came here specifically for the fund-raiser. >>
found behind a snow bank in south lake tahoe, less than a mile from attended new year's eve. >> ten feet off pioneer trail, right alongside the roadway >> reporter: the santa rosa junior college student last seen mileaway at a musci festival on new yrs eve stories... kron4's alecia reid is live in lake tahoe tonight. >> there were able to look up pretty high and see. where investigators are trying to piece together the chain of events which ended alecia? r >> we will take the body to the forensics and bess the cause of death >> reporter: the father is on the scene and his dealing with as expected >> reporter: there are as many unanswered questions, did she get of the shuttle lost russian market was she in the hotel lobby? anybody with information is encouraged to call police reporting, alecia reed, kron 4. >> thanks alecia.we'll check back with you at six. let's get to grant lodes -- he's giving us a better look at where this all happened. grant? here are some key locations in the south lake tahoe area - all within about a four mile radius. alyssa byrne's body was found here.along pionee
. the petaluma teen whose body was found in south lake tahoe. we'll have more on that story. >> a gun show attracts thousands to the cow palace this weekend. we'll explain why there was a rush to buy ammunition. >> and if you ride bart today, you may see something missing on passengers. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >> it's a rush to buy ammunition at this weekend's crossroads of the west gun show at the cow palace. people came out in droves yesterday for the start of the gun show. for many, long lines meant long waits to buy ammunition and weapons. but for many, the wait was worth it. potential new gun laws influencing the sale of record turnout. >> i have never had a crowd like this were seeing this concern. >> everybody is stocking up. it just like mayan calendar. thinking that time is going to run out >> still ahead,the crossroads of the west and still ahead, we'll take a closer look at the national gun debate. including how religious gr
of a petaluma a teenager whose body was found in south lake tahoe, is banking all of those who helped in the search. the el dorado county sheriff's promise says that alyssa byrne disappeared around midnight on new year's eve. alyssa's body was spotted friday morning, about 5 mi. from a hotel where she was staying. byrne was found fully close. a tattoo helped investigators identify her body. officials think that she may have become disoriented as she tried to walk to her hotel. witnesses tell police that she had been intoxicated. it is still on clear how she died. police do not suspect foul play. >> she made a wrong turn because the issue was try to walk to the resort she said have turned this way. but her body was from more to the west. this area is covered with snow and apiles create snowbanks. they stated that the body was about to and feeds from the road. >> meanwhile, to fund- raisers are planned this weekend for the family of alyssa byrne. the first one starts today at " beyond the glory " sports bar and grill in petaluma. it is donating 10 percent of their sales today to byrne;
, friends and family of a teen are searching for her in south lake tahoe as she vanished celebrating new year's eve. >> a woman was last seen at south lake tahoe but here the flyers are going up, and the 19-year-old, alyssa byrne 5' 7", black hair and blue eyes. this is no reason to believe she is near petaluma. this is alyssa byrne, a graduate of casa grande high school, missing since new year's eve where she went for the snow globe music festival. all her friends were staying at the hotel and she told a friend she had an argument with another friend at the concert but she was heard from after that. she just left new year's eve, and called men, i called her and she was on the bus home back to the hotel. >> she was hurt from and seen after that at 12:30 new year's morning and then nothing. facebook pages have been set up for alyssa byrne and police are checking the surveillance video at casinos to see if she appears and who she was with. the last phone call it has been determined was from next to the festival at 11:30 on new year's eve. her father is up there right now and her mother is
at horizon hotel in south lake tahoe. 57 people searched for hamilton last night and he was found in the hotel. local sheriff's office says the tales are conflicting due to the consumption of alcohol. >> the family of former linebacker junior seau is talking about his injuries linked to his death. he had a degenerative brain disease often linked to repeated blows to the head. an exclusive reported on world news. jim avila talked about his suicide and new medical information that may shed a light on what happened and what can be done to prevent another tragedy. two local expert football players also have messages. do not take them lightly. ben lynch joins mike shumann and me in "beyond the headlines" and also jared cooper. it caused dangerous depression and brain damage and now they are trying to save others from a terrible fate. >> junior seau, played golf, great mood, two weeks later he kills himself. were you ever at that part. suicidal thoughts. >> i'm on the good side. so i can sit here and tell you yes. >> at the youth level i think it's important that athletes know what a co
in the snow? south lake tahoe last week. >> say thank you, two words just aren't enough. >> kevin byrnes fought back tears and expressed his deep gratitude at the memorial for his daughter. they donned pink, turning the high school gym into a sea of her favorite colors and shared memories of the 19-year-old. [laughter] >> alyssa's friends grief comes in waves, going between sorrow and joy, they know she would want them to choose the letter. >> i don't want you guys to be sad anymore. >> i hate to say this brought us together but this brought us all together as a community, a family, friendship. it's amazing. ♪. reporter: the already tightknit community has green even closer as they reminisce on the girl remembered as lively, outgoing, bringing people together after death as she did in her life. >> if said this to a one of kid last night. my wife and i lost other daughter, and that's what we have gamed -- i don't know -- 150 kids. >> alyssa is being cremated and will be laid to rest privately by her family. a concert in her honor will be held saturday, february 23rd, with proceeds to a
in south lake tahoe. alyssa burns' body was found by a utility worker last friday in a snow bank not far from the snow globe music festival she attended. an autopsy did not determine the cause of death. sheriff deputies are now waiting for toxicology results. that could take up to six weeks. the public memorial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. tomorrow at casa grande high school. her family is asking those who attend to wear pink, her favorite color. >>> well, people in alyssa's hometown learned she was missing in part because of the efforts of a man known as petaluma batman. you are about to see why they call him that and what he does to help others. sergio you talked to this real life caped crusader. he may make people chuckle, but he tries to do some good. >> this just the last month is when the petaluma batman started roaming the streets of the city. in that short time he got the town talking and quite a few people cheering him on. for the last few weeks this caped character has been scooting through the streets of petaluma on a mission. >> it has taken uh hold in the newest move vees. at
festival in south lake tahoe. >> she was last seen shortly after midnight in state line, nevada. abc 7 news is there. this is so tough for everybody in the family. >> earlier today we spoke with the mother and brother. today, we had an opportunity to hear from the father for the first time. you know, douglas county sheriff's office search and rescue team are looking for petaluma resident alist why burn, today we learned new information, cheryl, that confirming activity on her cell phone after midnight. now this, is new because investigators had originally believed that the last call was before midnight. now, investigators confirmed either a car or a text was placed from her phone later than earlier reported but they caution it does not mean that the phone was in alisa's possession. the search expanded to include investigators moving through every room of the horizon ka seeno today a plea from her father for her safe return. >> my hope is if she's out there f you're out there, just come home. >> it's either a call or a text. it is an activity. 003. >> law enforcement officials from reno are
to south lake tahoe to get out the word. a close friend is headed to tahoe tomorrow and talked and texted with alyssa byrne on new year's eve and thought nothing of the sudden end until the next day to day when i saw the next day, has anyone seen alyssa byrne and i heard no one had seen her i was starting to get worried. >> it is not that unusual for a 19-year-old woman to take off but her mother says that is not the way her daughter operates. >> we are hoping she is indoors at this point. we are waiting to hear. waiting for her to come through the doors. >> the mother says that the days are far better than the nights as she waits to hear a word about her daughter. the family is feeling devastated and is nearly impossible to hold it together. >> certainly understandable, thank you. in south bay, families of children kidnapped or murdered are launching a program to protect other children. now, this is in memory of polly kloss. >> this is right. today would be the 32nd birthday. rather than a party, though, her father is holding a press conference. he is announcing that he has created produ
safely. she left her home last week headed to south lake tahoe for a music festival with friends, today her body was found in a snow bank. >> i want to thank the entire community, and the police department and law enforcement for everything that they have done, and for everyone's -- for everyone's help and support, we really preshts it. and we will get through this as a family. >> she was honestly one of the most amagz girls, especially in petaluma, everyone loved her and knew her. >> she was a very strong, confident young lady who had career in mind and it's just a tragedy. it's just tragic that it happened to her. >> some restaurants were planning to hold fundraisers to help with the search efforts, some restaurants don't plan on holding those fundraisers with the money now going to the family for bureial costs 6789. >> such a tragic discovery. those accused of killing a millionaire appeared together in court. javier garcia, lucas anderson and deangelo austin are accused of breaking in and then killing the man. the men are charged with beating his ex-wife during the alleged home invas
be weeks before we know how she died. the 19-year-old got lost in south lake tahoe after leaving the music festival and was found dead in a snow bank days later. the family is asking friends and the public to wear pink to the memorial service. >> progress in a high profile story. a gay teen from the east bay has been recommended for the rank of eagle scout. there is a catch. last october he was denied eagle scout status by the troop leader because he is openly gay. his mother launched an online petition demanding fairness. his story gained attention when he was a guest on the talk show, right here on nbc bay area. there is word that a san francisco review board for the scouts unanimously approved ryan's promotion. his parents call it a huge victory, but the national organization is still denying the application. >> governor brown is opening up about the bout with prostate cancer, sharing a light moment with reporters. >> i'm ready and rearing to go and don't expect me to lead. >> the uber energetic 74 year eld said he is done with radiation and working a full schedule and plans to deliver
. >>> investigators are painting a clearer picture of how a petaluma teenager turned up dead in a south lake tahoe snowbank. they say 19-year-old melissa byrne was disoriented when she left a music festival on new year's eve. it was less than 10 degrees that night. a utility worker found byrne's body on january 4th, not far from the concert venue. investigators do not suspect foul play. an autopsy has not been performed. but that could happen tomorrow. tests will determine if alcohol or drugs were in her system. >>> gilmore place are looking for a possible child predator on the prowl. this was all playing out south. another driver who saw what was happening drove towards the van and the suspect left. that car is being described as a 2000 model ford minivan. he was described with short, black hair and a long mustache. >>> police say he confessed to killing seven people at oikos university. that was the ruling after a second psychiatrist reported that 44-year-old one goh suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. he is accused of killing six students and a receptionist over tuition. until he is able to un
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